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FRIDAY, October 7, 2011

the roar

Page Editor: Jessica Miller

The Loveland High School Student Newspaper

Inside Editorials

Photo by Elizabeth Worsham

Read about the benefits of yoga on page 3.


Photo by Jessica Miller

Read about the volleyball team’s triumphant return on page 5.

LHS students study the world By Marie Policastro

Staff Writer

From Guatemala to Kenya to Greece, Loveland students racked up some major air miles this summer. Our students traveled all over the world. One of these exciting trips was a serviceoriented mission to Guatemala. A group of 32 kids from CHCA, Sycamore, Kings, Mason and Loveland took a trip to Amatitlán, Guatemala. The 12 Loveland students who went on the trip got to talk to local children at schools, visit orphanages, and even roast marshmallows over a volcano. They had the opportunity to come together with the local youth group and have a comá bined worship service. This trip opened the eyes of the students who had the opportunity to attend. Abby Hoff (12) said of the experience, “It reminded me how blessed we truly are, how much we have and the relationships we get to experience.” Graham David (11) was able to travel to Prague, Poland, and Israel this summer. He went with his temple and 20 other groups from temples around the country. They traveled to places of importance for their religion. Luckily, Graham said, “All of the countries had the best food.” This trip was

eye-opening for Graham. From this experience, he has decided he would like to one day return to Israel and join the Israeli Army. Ogonna Ononye (12) had the opportunity to play tag-a-long this summer with her parents. Her fatherwas sent on a 10-day business trip to Kenya for Procter & Gamble. She got to go on a two-day safari in Nairobi. “We saw elephants, gazelles, zebras, giraffes and lions. We were literally so close to the lions that we could reach out of the window of the van and touch them, but we didn’t, for obvious reasons,” said Ogonna. Her favorite part of the trip, though, was being able to meet the Maasai tribe. They make all their own remedies and raise their own cattle and sheep for food. “It was a really cool experiPhoto courtesy of Ogonna Ononye ence, and I’m glad I got to go with


Photo courtesy of Mr. Volkman

Read about Mr. Volkman’s stay in the Middle East on page 6.

Photo courtesy of Bridget Landis

This mission trip to Guatemala included 12 Loveland students.

Ogonna Ononye (smiling) poses with Kenyans.

New school year brings new additions, new faces


By Alyssa Tipton Staff Writer Photo courtesy of Mrs. Wexler

Read all about Homecomings past and present on pages 8-9.


Photo courtesy of Kate Altieri

Read about the Loveland show choir’s appearance in the 2012 World Choir Games.

A brand new school year brings new students, new clothes, and new features around school. Here are some notable changes: * Mr. Kloesz is a new addition to our school. He took the spot of Mr. Eads as assistant principal. He has worked at Loveland in the past as a teacher. He was most recently the assistant principal at Lakota East High School. * The new senior section is something seniors are raving about. The addition of carpet, wide-set chairs, high top tables, and a TV adds serious swag. * The new cell phone policy is beneficial not only to students, but also to teachers. Some teachers, like Mr. Stephens, use a program with which they post questions on a SMART Board and students can text in their answers. Although some teachers

don’t permit texting in class, students have the privilege to guiltlessly use their phones in the hallways and at lunch. * ProgressBook is the new Edline this year. Although some students feel out of their comfort zone with this new website, it has many of the same features Edline does. It is much cheaper than Edline; thus, the change was beneficial to the district. * This year brings a new drama director, Sonja Hansen. According to Becca Pearson (12), who’s in the November production of Seussical, “Sonja has a bright future in store for our drama program. She is organized, energetic, and easy to communicate with.” * After being staged in Afghanistan for 12 months (see story, page 6), Mr. Volkman is back. Besides teaching Government, he is taking 50 lucky seniors to Washington D.C. this year. Loveland students and teachers are glad to have him back safe and sound.

my parents,” said Ogonna. Loveland teachers led two European trips this summer. One group went with Mr. Stephens, who said, jokingly, he was “overwhelmed with those 12 crazy girls.” Those “12 crazy girls” said they had the time of their lives. Laura Doppler (11) said, “It’ll be something I’ll never forget, and I’m really glad I went.” Kristen Bisig’s (11) favorite memories were riding a donkey in Greece and tobogganing down a mountain in Switzerland. Other countries visited were England, France, and Italy. Ms. Templeton was also lucky enough to take a group of her own to Europe. They went to Holland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, and England. They all developed a “family bond,” said Abby Schnure (12). Ms. Templeton said it was one of the best trips she’s ever taken. The group now thinks of her as their aunt. Alex Taylor (12) said, “It was life-changing and the best experience of my life.”

Roar ‘Gallups’ away with highest honor The Roar has received scholastic journalism’s highest honor, the George H. Gallup Award, in the 2011 International Awards for School News Media, sponsored by the Quill & Scroll Honorary Society for High School Journalists. The award covers work done during the 2010-11 school year.     Quill & Scroll says Gallup Award recognition “is based on extraordinary improvement, exceptional service to the school and community, editorial campaigns, and in-depth reporting on special issues.” Its list of 2011 winners isn’t yet complete, but for reference, just 25 publications in the nation received the Gallup Award last year.      Judges’ comments read, “Your staff produces a superior print publication. In addition, you have reached out to your readers through your web site and Twitter feed. ... The publication has personality and style, representing constant work on developing a mix of news, human interest, and opinion stories.” Please Recycle!


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Staff Policy

The Roar is the official student newspaper of Loveland High School. The Roar is produced by students in Journalism. Editorials reflect the staff’s opinion but do not reflect the opinions of LHS administration or Loveland City Schools. The Roar is published monthly. For information regarding advertising in The Roar, call 697-3749. As an open forum for students, letters to the editor are welcome, but are subject to be edited for length, libel, and clarity. Letters to the editor may be dropped off in room 109.

Page Editor: Bridget Landis

Meet The Roar’s staff Maddie Whitaker says Erin Pogue is her hero.

Bible, Liz SulliErin Pogue says van is in love with Maddie Whitaker Rob Kardashian. is secretly in love with her.

Ryan Moss is in love with Carla Weismantel. (Don’t tell Danny McManus.)

Carla Weismantel is in love with Ryan Moss. (Don’t tell Danny McManus.)

Mitch Casperson scored the ninth goal against Little Miami in boys soccer.

Danielle Meyer is pumped for senior year.

Marie Policastro is perfect.

Kyle Sieg likes long walks on the beach and a nice pair of slacks.

Some people call Matt Becker Superman.

Reagan Johnstone is Alyssa Tipton severely directionthinks girls rule and ally challenged. boys drool.

Megan Slabaugh loves freshman boys.

Hannah Moloney loves buffalo chicken dip and promotes world peace.

Steven Goodman wants to rock right now.

Andrew Bessey wants Hannah Moloney to love him.

Contact Information The Roar Loveland High School 1 Tiger Trail Loveland, Ohio 45140 513-697-3749 Editors-in-Chief Sabrina Newstead Elizabeth Worsham Advertising Manager Alyssa Tipton Business Manager Kyle Sieg Section Editors Steven Goodman, Entertainment Reagan Johnstone, Light News Jessica Miller, Sports Ogonna Ononye, News Staff Writers Alex Azallion Matt Becker Andrew Bessey Mitch Casperson Bridget Landis Danny McManus Danielle Meyer Hannah Moloney Ryan Moss Jenna Myklebust Erin Pogue Marie Policastro Megan Slabaugh Liz Sullivan Carla Weismantel Maddie Whitaker Awards * George H. Gallup Award (top prize), 2011 Awards for School News Media (Quill & Scroll Honorary Society) * International First Place Award, 2010 Awards for School News Media (Quill & Scroll Honorary Society) * International Honor Award, 2009 Awards for School News Media (Quill & Scroll) * Second Place (Overall Publications), 2011 Ohio Scholastic Media Awards * 12 individual awards, 2011 Ohio Scholastic Media Awards * Certificate of Merit, Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s 2010 Gold Circle Awards * Certificate of Merit, Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s 2009 Gold Circle Awards

Jenna Myklebust says, “No regrets #hya.”

Sabrina Newstead is still the only Brit on staff. Shout-out to Connor Newstead.

Elizabeth Worsham Jessica Miller has never actually holds multiple international kara- been to the moon. oke records.

Bridget Landis’ role model is Khloé Kardashian.

Ogonna Ononye is a little too obsessed with Mountain Dew.

Alex Azallion is going to marry Spider-Man.

‘Scary’ movies don’t scare me Now that it is getting close to Halloween, many of you are thinking about what you are going to do when the day finally comes. Some of you will go trickor-treating, some will give out candy at home, and the rest Ryan Moss will watch a scary movie with their friends. I, for one, cannot stand scary movies, because they all have the same basic plot. It is usually about a group of teenagers who go on vacation to a lake house or a cabin in the woods. One of the characters goes into the woods and is hacked

up by the killer. The other friends see his body and immediately call the police. The friends are slowly picked off one by one and the police still haven’t arrived. Meanwhile, the policemen back at the station playing poker, and the radio is in another room. Then, only the hot girl and her potential boyfriend are left. The hot girl goes upstairs for no reason in particular, and she is confronted by the killer. The killer drops his knife because he sneezed or something and the hot girl kills him. Potential boyfriend runs upstairs to see what all the ruckus is about. He starts consoling her and, now that the problem is solved, the police arrive. The movie pans out on the hot girl and her future boyfriend and the credits roll. The movie is now over, at least until the

Danny McManus’ motto is “never try, never fail.”

hot girl comes back for the even worse sequel. I think if a director really wants to make a scary movie, it shouldn’t follow this plot. Every scary movie I have ever seen has been about how a monster or serial killer is terrorizing a house or neighborhood. If the directors really want to be original, they would make horror movies about something different. Or, if someone really feels it’s necessary to make a movie about monsters, they should at least pay respect to the classics. Directors should make more movies about mummies or vampires (and I don’t mean the vampires that wear glitter and designer jeans). If scary movies had more original plots, they would be more likely to receive the prestigious Ryan Moss Seal of Approval.

FRIDAY, October 7, 2011


Keep youthful with yoga

Utkatasana, Slow-flow yoga focuses more on breath Bakasana and and gentle movement, while power yoga Halasana ... these focuses on a more cardio-based sequence. aren’t countries; Usually, power yoga is done in a heated they’re some of the room where it gets to about 100 degrees, poses you learn in plus humidity. The point of a heated room an activity that is is to allow you to stretch deeper and to making a come- sweat out all of the toxins in your body. Ultimately, yoga in general focuses on Sabrina Newstead back: yoga. Yoga has been toning muscles and strength while calming around for hundreds your mind. If you’re interested in trying yoga, find of years, but it’s having a resurgence. This hip way of exercising has many benefits a local studio and go. I started yoga a year for your body, not only mentally but also ago and currently work at Simply Power Yoga with Stef McKelvey (12). physically. Stef said, “Yoga is challenging and fun Yoga comes at the same time. from a Sanskrit You feel so accomword “Yuj,” meanplished after every ing “to join or practice because unite.” In yoga, you can do so much you’re uniting more each time, yourself with your whether it’s an arm body through balance or a headphysical and menstand. You forget tal exercise. The the fact that you practice originated sweat like a pig.” in India, where the We go several main purpose was times a week, and medicinal-based. Photo by: Elizabeth Worsham The many dif- Sabrina Newstead (12) and Stef McKelvey not only does yoga help us physically, ferent types of (12) practice the dancer pose. but it also helps to yoga can alleviate relieve the stresses diseases such as arthritis, help with sinus and cold symp- of high school. This trend is catching on toms, and improve flexibility along with fast because it actually works and it’s not posture. According to WebMD, doing gen- gender specific. More athletes are enjoytle yoga asanas (a series of yoga poses), ing the benefits of a regular yoga practice will release lactic acid build up in muscles so they’ll have fewer injuries. In yoga, you get to meet some amazand lessen fatigue, stiffness, tension and ing people and exercise while you’re at it. pain. There are many different styles of yoga. What’s better than that?

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Snapback hats

The Reds

This throwbackstyle headgear is the best way to show your true team colors. Also, you can stand out from your peers if you sport the snapback of a team that no longer exists, such as the Houston Oilers.

Even though the Reds came up short in the playoffs last fall, there was hope they had ended their streak of struggles from past years. However, the Reds got back to losing this year.

Big and colorful watches

Grab attention with a large, eye-popping watch. Choose one that will match with a certain outfit, or select one that fits your personality and sense of style.

With Homecoming Week approaching, it’s important to show off your pride for your class. Don’t be shy because you don’t want to regret those chances you never took.

Don’t get worked up over the backpack ban here at LHS. Instead, look at this as an opportunity to carry around a lighter, more stylish drawstring bag that won’t cause any issues at school.

Nothing makes someone stand out more than a great outfit. We all understand that dressing for school isn’t like dressing for a wedding, but leave the sweatpants in your closet and mix things up.

Drawstring bags

Lack of school spirit

Unprofessional clothes

Tweets of the month Want your tweet printed in The Roar? Tweet @lovelandroar about school, sports, or something fun; we’ll print our favorites. We won’t print anything rude/negative, so don’t bother with those. Be witty, enthusiastic, and good-natured, and follow us on Here are some favorite tweets from recent weeks: Good job class of 2011 journalism students! And of course our beloved Mr. Schmidt and his red pen – Astahl24 (Austin Stahl), Sept. 7 Soccer sleepover at the Moloney house!! #hya!! – derbarderb3 (Darby Moloney), Sept. 17 My goal for the year is to be printed in the @lovelandroar. And to get into college, I guess. – mcparty13 (Thomas McCarty), Sept. 17 I’m so jealous of everyone who writes for the award winning @Lovelandroar cant sleep cause I’m thinking about the next issue! Go Tigers! Ya – Akarle12 (Andrew Karle), Sept. 17


Two staffers debate which football is better: college or NFL The passion. The rivalries. The fight songs. The stadiums. But most of all, the atmosphere. College football is blessed with all these elements, Danny McManus which is why it surpasses the NFL as the greatest football in America. In college, the games during the regular season weigh heavily on your chances to make the championship game. Even one loss could knock a team out of contention, so every game matters. In the NFL, a winning record lands a playoff spot, so there’s less on the line each week. In college, if you weren’t good enough to play in the championship game, it’s not the end of the season. Your team could go to a bowl game, which is a postseason game against an equal team. This way, there are more winners. There are rivalries in college that could never happen in the NFL. Think of the animosity Michigan and Ohio State fans have had towards each other for decades, the “Red River Rivalry” between Texas and Oklahoma, or even the military matchup of Army and Navy. The rivalries in the NFL, such as Cincinnati vs. Pittsburg, just does not compare. In most college stadiums, alcoholic beverages are not served. The environment

is much more family friendly than NFL games, and the prices are much more affordable. Players in the NFL sometimes disagree with the league and its owners. For example, there was almost no season this year, due to disputes between the NFL and its players. Players will at times speak publicly against the NFL, and some have been quoted saying the NFL stands for “No Fun League.” There are scandals arising in college, such as illegal benefits to some players on separate teams. Even with such a blow, the ratings have been as high as ever for college football. And yes, there is no playoff system. Yet the bowl system has worked, and bowl games give teams a better chance to end the season on a high note. Fans typically like the overtime system in college more the overtime system in the NFL. In the NFL, it is a first-teamto-score scenario whereas in college, both teams get a chance to score. The Heisman award is given to the best college football player in the country. Five finalists get selected for a trip to New York to see who wins the award on national television. It is perhaps the most highly regarded Most Valuable Player award in any sport. Overall, college football is filled with traditions and memories that make it better than the NFL.


It’s a debate that has been going on since the beginning of football. Which is better: college or pros? I am here to put an end to the debate. The answer is the NFL. Kyle Sieg The NFL is the ultimate football experience. Only the best of the best can play. When you watch a college game, only a handful of those players are good enough to play at the next level. The professional game of football is more entertaining to watch because of the increase in skill. There are plays made every week in the NFL that could never be made in college because of the difference in skill and athleticism. The NFL also brings the joys of football to your computer screen with fantasy football. Fantasy football is the online roster management game that’s sweeping the nation. Instead of, “Hey, how’s it going?” people are starting to say, “Hey, who’s on your fantasy team?” Most fans have a fantasy team, and people who don’t have one are missing out. Nothing brings more happiness or sorrow to a Sunday afternoon than fantasy football. College football fans have a huge gap in their lives where fantasy football should be. There is nothing more exciting than January in the NFL. The playoffs are

something unique to professional football. College football’s championship matchup is decided based on computers’ projections of what team should win. The glory of sports is that the teams that should win don’t always win. College football has gotten rid of that fun with the BCS system. That excitement and uncertainty is still alive and well in the NFL playoffs. The playoffs then culminate in the most electrifying event in all of sports: the Super Bowl. There is simply nothing quite like it. College football has nothing that even compares to it. There are four or five good bowl games, but besides that it’s a bunch of low-level, mediocre teams that don’t deserve a postseason game. The NFL has it right with its championship game. It’s more than just a game; it’s an extravaganza. Awesome pregame shows, wild halftime shows, and celebratory postgame shows make it like nothing else in the world. People in support of college football say it’s better because the players are playing just “for the love of the game.” Recent events have proven this is not true. Whether it’s Cam Newton’s dad reportedly selling his son to the highest bidder or Ohio State players trading memorabilia for tattoos, college football is anything but the honest game it portrays itself to be. Players are paid in the NFL, but it’s not the corrupt system that college football is. Money aside, NFL is still better football played by better athletes.



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Page Editor: Alex Azallion

Inspiring freshmen on fire on the field By Carla Weismantel

Staff Writer

Freshmen athletes usually are content to make the freshman team and save those varsity dreams for the future. But the class of 2015 has some phenomenal athletes who are already exceeding expectations. Jake Junod is one of those talented freshmen. His best sport is track, but he is also a key player in basketball and football. Jake’s friends convinced him to run track in eighth grade, and he soon won multiple 400-meter dashes with a time of 53 seconds. Jake is already known to be a track star, but his dream would be to play football in college as a wide receiver. He hopes to make JV basketball this year, also. Kyle and Kevin Garner are twins who have been running cross country and track side by side. They both claim that it is fun but also very competitive running with each other. “We push each other, especially in track,” Kevin says. Kyle prefers cross country over track and has a best time of 17:07 for a 5K, while Kevin prefers running the 800-meter dash in track with a best time of 2:12. They both plan to run in college. The girls cross country team also has a phenomenal athlete, Magen Brailey. This is Magen’s first year running cross country, and she has already made varsity as a freshman. With a best time of 21:43 for a 5K.

Photo by Kyle Sieg

Giovanni Ricci shows how to pass.

The girls tennis team is a very lucky to have Devin Lally as its No. 1 singles player. Devin has been playing tennis for about five years and hopes to continue playing, even in college. Devin said her favorite memory was when she won her first local tennis tournament. Giovanni Ricci is one of the most talented quarterbacks, not just for the freshmen team, but also the junior varsity. Giovanni has been playing football since the fourth grade, and he averages about four touch-

From left, Kyle and Kevin Garner at the Mason Invitational. downs per game. “Everyone is so much bigger on JV, and the speed of the game is a lot faster,” Giovanni said of the difference from middle school football. Ricci hopes that one day that he’ll be throwing touchdown passes for Alabama or Georgia. When Coach Marlatt isn’t coaching Giovanni on the sideline of the JV football game, he is watching his daughter, Sarah

Photo by Carla Weismantel

Marlatt, on the volleyball court. Sarah began playing volleyball when she was in second grade. Her favorite memory was when her Junior Olympic team won gold at a local tournament. Sarah is already being recruited by Purdue and Florida, either of which she would love to attend. Next time you’re in the stands at a Loveland sporting event, keep your eyes out for these inspiring freshmen.

Boys soccer team overcomes Girls soccer challenged for success adversity, keeps winning By Maddie Whitaker

By Carla Weismantel Staff Writer

The boys soccer team is still doing well despite a rash of injuries. With one injury after another, the boys have to learn how to overcome adversity to remain in contention in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference. It is normal to come across one or two injuries a season, but definitely not five or more. The most heartwrenching injury had to have been when star Matt Beachy (12) broke his leg in the beginning of the season. Matt is expected to be out most Photo courtesy of David Burig of the season, if not all of it. Senior Austin Klueh races forward vs. Mason. The team also got hit hard in the preseason, with Nick Ranieri (11) breaking his foot, causing him to be out brought up Olisa Okafor (10) and, Con6-7 weeks, and Jonny Williams (11) be- nor Wagner (9) to help the varsity to viccoming ill with mono, missing all of the tory. Matt Vogt (10) and Greg Bohn (10) preseason and the first week of the season. also became varsity starters. “It doesn’t matter who is hurt. It just Other injuries this season include Alex Burpee (12) and Ethan Conte (10) with matters to know the people on the field will get the job done,” Karl Mattes (11) says ankle sprains. “It is really hurting the morale of the about the adjustment to the team and it was a challenge adjusting,” varsity team. Even with a rough start to Coach Dunlap said. However, it seems the team was able to the season, the team is holdadjust to the changes, holding a 4-1 league ing their own and is hoping record entering the week. Coach Dunlap to win its conference.

Staff Writer

Sports teams have different ways of preparing for their season. The Loveland girls soccer team did something called the “FAVC challenges” this year, which may be why it’s off to a 7-3-1 start. What exactly did they do to prepare for the season? Players had to complete various tasks that included running sprints, executing canned food drives, and having bonding sessions that brought them closer together. The athletic challenges included 10 full-field suicides, 16 100yard dashes, and other sprints. Each of these tasks was given a certain opponent’s name. For example, the 10 full-field suicides were the “Anderson challenge.” Lauren Dusold (12) says, “It was cool that the challenges were named after a team because it made us focus on beating that team when we play them in the actual season.” When a player was unable to complete the challenge, she could have another

teammate finish it for her. Sydney Dudley (10) says, “Finishing it for another teammate brought us so much closer together and proved that we could get through anything by helping each other.” Rachel Baker’s (12) and Tia Ariapad’s (12) favorite task was writing about what they thought of each individual on the team. They said they all had great things to say about each other, and it has really built a strong foundation throughout the team. Anne Lehmann’s (10) favorite challenge was “the Beep Test,” in which the players had to run 20 yards and back before hearing a beep. It’s pretty obvious how hard this team has worked in preparation for the 2011 season, since the 2010 season didn’t turn out too well. The final record for last season was 5-10-2. Jenna Myklebust (11) says, “I think it was a great idea to take part in the challenges this year because it brought us closer together, making us play better on the field.”

FRIDAY, October 7, 2011


5 Page Editor: Mitch Casperson

Behind the scenes with Loveland football

By Danny McManus

Staff Writer

As fans, you watch Loveland take the football field every Friday and enjoy watching the game. But do you realize how much work goes into this final product? You might be surprised. For Loveland football players, the season doesn’t begin when school starts. The season begins in June. In June, the two-a-day portion of the summer comes. Players arrive at school at 7 a.m. and warm-up. After the warm-up, players go to their individual “skill groups.” These are assigned based on different player positions. After skill groups, there are unit 7-on-7 drills, followed by various 1-on-1 drills. After this, the team runs plays with the offense against the defense. After this portion of the day, the players eat a quick lunch in the school. Their day has not ended, though, because after they eat lunch they are back to work, lifting and conditioning until 2 p.m. This is seven hours a day. Their only day off is Sunday. Once school has started, the season picks up even more. In preparation for games on Fridays, the team takes the field at 2:50 each afternoon. On Mondays, the team conditions (running), runs Scout Defense (Loveland’s

Coach Marlatt gives his pregame speech to his linemen. defense portrays the type of defense that the opponent runs, so the offense can get used to it), then lifts weights. The coaches give players scouting reports, which consist of the opponent’s defensive and offensive sets, best players, etc. On Tuesdays after school, players start with their individual “skill groups,” then unit 7-on-7s, followed by Scout Defense, only slightly more intense than Monday’s session. Wednesday is the same schedule as Tuesdays, plus lifting.

Girls volleyball spikes competition By Jessica Miller Sports Editor

Bump, set, spike, win. This seems to sum up the volleyball team so far this season. New strategies, players, and team chemistry have given a jolt to the team. After a rough 2010 season with three wins, the Tigers have shown they know how to bounce back with a current record of 10-5. One new strategy that the team has adopted is a specified defense. Each player now has a specific zone on the court to help eliminate gaps. In addition to a new defense, the team conditioned more over the summer than past years to better keep up with the fast-paced movements of the matches. However, team unity seems to be the No. 1 reason for the improvement. Team bonding has made everyone closer, and it eliminates the possible differences between the upper and lower classmen. The team has had numerous team dinners and pool parties

that have brought them together. “We’ve really refined our focus for this season by coming together as a team. It makes it so much easier to play when you know that every player will have your back,” said captain Jill Elfers (12). Chrissie Capobianco (12) is the other captain leading the team. Another positive factor is the new mix of underclassmen. Sidney Thomas and Allison Kluge are sophomores playing on the varsity team. “Coming from JV last year, the competition is at a much higher level, and the schools we play against are more intense,” Sidney said. Even with younger players, the Tigers beat Sycamore, one of the best teams in the league. “The reason why we beat a team as good as Sycamore is because everyone was really solid in their playing. No one stood out that game, but we were all in sync and consistent,” said Jill.

The Tigers celebrate a winning point.

Photo by Jessica Miller

Photo by Danny McManus

Thursday is the pregame walkthrough, which consists of polishing up what they have worked on during the week and practicing different scenarios such as onside kicks, punting out of the end zone, and plays that the team doesn’t usually work on during the other days of the week. Then they watch film of their opponent. Watching film for coaches and players is a huge part of the season. With the addition of the new website Hudl, players exchange

game film and players are able to watch as much film on opponents as much as they want, so coaches usually spend eight hours a week studying film. Then of course, Friday is game night, where they leave everything out on the field. They don’t get the next day off, even though it’s a Saturday. While the JV players have games on these mornings, the varsity players arrive at the school at 9 a.m., lift for an hour, then watch film from the previous night. They have Sunday off, then the routine begins again. Football is one of the biggest parts of the player’s lives, says junior wide receiver Tanner Hawk, “You have to dedicate your life to football. You have to be all-in all the time.” For the coaches, “It’s a year round job,” says Coach Marlatt. During the summer, coaches will meet 2-3 days a week to discuss the team. They go to various college campuses to watch teams’ practices and learn a thing or two. They also attend coaches clinics. The amount of film they watch, hours studying teams, and work they put into the year is incredible. As Coach Marlatt says and preaches to his players, “Family, Faith, and Football” is the lifestyle. The players must buy into the system and work harder than you can ever realize to get to the games on Friday. But in the end, it all pays off.

Tigers aid Cancer Free Kids By Bridget Landis Staff Writer

The LHS volleyball team recently made the switch in fundraisers from Volley for the Cure to helping Cancer Free Kids. “Every year we always do our best to help a good cause,” says Maddie Whitaker (11). This year is no exception. Cancer Free Kids is an organization that helps raise money for pediatric cancer research. Cancer Free Kids was founded by Ellen and Sam Flannery. It’s a Loveland organization and has been going strong for nine years. Its goal is to help all children diagnosed with cancer. The Flannerys’ daughter, Shayna, is a freshman at Ursuline Academy. Shayna, was diagnosed with cancer when she was five months old. Her parents started Cancer Free Kids on her first day of kindergarten, and they have been involved ever since. If you have been to one of the home volleyball matches recently, you may have

noticed the table of bracelets for sale. They are bead bracelets with a “courage” pendant on them. These bracelets were made by Shayna. Being a cancer survivor, Shayna wanted to find a way to give back. This was the perfect way to do it. “I started the bracelet fundraiser to celebrate me being 10 years cancer-free,” said, Shayna. The profit from the bracelet sales goes to Cancer Free Kids, and helps with pediatric cancer research. The bracelets cost $15. If you don’t get a chance to attend a volleyball game, the bracelets are for sale online at The volleyball team will be hosting their annual volleyball game that supports Cancer Free Kids next Tuesday. The band will be at the game to get the crowd excited. There will also be raffles and prizes at the game. T-shirts will be on-sale at lunch. Wear your T-shirt to the game to get in free. Don’t miss out on the festivities; come out and support Loveland volleyball and Cancer Free Kids.

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Page Editor: Jenna Myklebust

Veteran Volkman back from year in Iraq

By Steven Goodman

Entertainment Editor

From months of training and preparation to a year of blistering hot days under the Iraqi sun, one man has survived it all. Army Lieutenant Colonel David Volkman is back teaching Government classes at Loveland after helping reshape the country of Iraq. Mr. Volkman was in Iraq for just a little under a year, saying the hardest part about going overseas was “saying goodbye to (family members) and not knowing if you’ll ever see them again.” Mr. Volkman had to take off all of last school year so he could go to Iraq. There, he worked to rebuild Iraq until early July. When asked about his experience in Iraq, Mr. Volkman had this to say: “There’s no one word to describe it. When you’re deployed for a year, there can be long stretches of boring, moments of huge stress, and moments of great personal satisfaction and triumph.” Mr. Volkman first enlisted in the Army when he made the decision to go to West Point on July 1, 1982. Prior to his tour in

Iraq last year, Mr. Volkman had spent time in Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Afghanistan. Mr. Volkman was constantly refreshing his military skills and staying up to date with the problems and people of Iraq and Afghanistan, so when he found out that he had a year before deployment, he was already prepared. In December 2009, Mr.

Volkman left Loveland halfway through second semester. On June 1, 2010, Mr. Volkman was sent to Fort Dix in New Jersey for three months of combat, weapons and medical training all relating to his unit, named Civil Military Ops. On Aug. 30, Mr. Volkman was sent to Kuwait for about four days of training in a region with a

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Lieutenant Colonel Volkman, left, pictured at the College of Agriculture in Iraq with Captain Mike Lanese.

Discover the unseen: Invisible Children By Danielle Meyer Staff Writer

Imagine traveling away from home every night and sleeping in the city to avoid being kidnapped. Imagine growing up and never knowing what a peaceful childhood is like. The kids in Uganda live like that every day. These kids are constantly in fear of being kidnapped by the Lord’s Resistance Army, a religious/military group, to fight in a civil war that has been going on in Uganda for 23 years, the longest of any war in Africa. Invisible Children is now an international cause that raises awareness about these kids. They also rebuild schools, educate leaders, and provide jobs for those struggling in the middle of a war-torn country. The fight for these kids has now come to Loveland. The LHS Invisible Children Club provides opportunities to help the kids of Uganda. President Ogonna Ononye (12) urges students to become involved with Invisible Children.

“Kids our age and a lot younger are being robbed of their childhood and forced into a life that is only filled with grief,” Ogonna said. The war started when a woman named Alice Lakwena organized the LRA in retaliation against the government of Uganda. Lakwena was later exiled and Joseph Kony, who claimed to be Lakwena’s cousin, took control of the LRA. Support for the LRA began to dwindle, and that’s when the rebel army began abducting children from their homes at night and forcing them to fight for their army. However, these children are not as unseen as some may believe. The Invisible Children organization was founded by three young American filmmakers who traveled to Uganda and were horrified by the journey these children took every night in order to stay safe. They filmed a documentary exposing the plight of these children. Mrs. Sambuchino, the new Spanish teacher at Loveland, is the advisor of Invisible Children. Mrs. Sambuchino has always been very interested in volunteer

work. She has helped with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the past and is excited to learn something new and begin her work with Invisible Children. “I hope the students here can gain a better understanding of what is going on in Africa and a little sense of what the world is like outside of Loveland,” she said. Last year the club put on several bake sales, as well as the annual talent show to raise money. However, this year they plan to do a lot more and ask that all students join the cause and come forth with fun and creative ideas to help raise money. “We should use all our talents to give these kids hope that an end to their struggle will come soon. They are not invisible to us,” Ogonna said. There will be a speaker coming to LHS Oct. 31 for an in-school assembly to talk more about the war, the struggle of these kids, and the hope the organization provides. If you have any questions about or are interested in the club or the organization, talk to Ogonna or Mrs. Sambuchino. Get involved and discover the unseen.

Check out senior section, Loveland’s new internet café By Alex Azallion Staff Writer

Want a place to hang out while doing school work on your tablet or laptop? Loveland High School’s upgraded senior section is the perfect location. Many parts of the senior section changed this year. There are wider seats, carpeted floors, higher tables, and a TV. Another new part of the senior section are the electrical plugs for laptops along the windows. Not only can you charge the battery of your electronic device, but you can have an outdoor view while you are working. The senior section upgrades came from the district’s student parking funds. Superintendent Dr. Marschhausen had the idea for it. He wanted to “create a climate where students have a coffee-shop feel and stay later or come earlier to school to work,” according to Dr. Moorhead. Not only do seniors benefit from the

senior section, but all grades are allowed Henderson (12) called it “a waste of monto use it before and after school. ey.” Rupert Sizemore (12) chose middle “We want to make it very technological ground, saying, “It could have been spent by having the television and student lap- on something more important, but I like tops,” Dr. Moorhead said. it.” Reaction to the changes has been mixed. This new addition to the school is “movKevin Boggs (12) said, “I think the feel of ing in the right direction,” Dr. Moorhead the environment will greatly increase the said. productivity of my peers due to the more relaxed nature of it all.” Senior R e e c e Martinez said, “The carpet was a bad idea.” Photo by Alex Azallion E r i k Loveland’s senior section is now technology-friendly.

similar climate to Iraq, in order to adjust to the 130-degree temperature as well as the eight-hour jet lag. Then he arrived in Iraq. Stationed in Baghdad, Mr. Volkman was the head of a team that worked with the U.S. Department of State and the government of Iraq to help build stability in Abu Ghraib, which was extremely devastated by fighting between Shia and Sunni residents. While it was still a “hotbed of Al-Qaeda activity,” he said, it was stable enough for Mr. Volkman and his team to go in. Abu Ghraib is a major agricultural region of Iraq, and Mr. Volkman and his team were helping reclaim land for agriculture that had been destroyed to help boost the economy of Iraq, which relies on agriculture heavily. One major accomplishment of his team was working to rebuild a dairy production factory, which had an immediate boost on Iraq’s economy. Mr. Volkman’s greatest personal satisfaction, though, was working with people from diverse backgrounds on several difficult projects that benefited the Iraqi people. “These projects can take weeks or even months, and it’s not something you get to do every day,” he said.

Faces in the crowd By Mitch Casperson

Staff Writer

Thomas McCarty (12) He’s one of the most promising young photographers in the Cincinnati area. Thomas has entered and won a couple of contests with a grand prize of $100. Thomas plans to pursue his photography interests in college. Greg Bohn (10) Greg has started every game for the Loveland varsity soccer team. Greg’s club team, Cincinnati United Premier Gold, won the state tournament for U16 boys. Greg described the tournament as a rollercoaster ride. They started off not playing well, but Greg says, “By the end of the tournament we were killing teams.” Ryan Fisher (12) Ryan is a four-year varsity cross country runner whose personal best is 17:40. That is a 5K (3.1 miles) at a pace of about 5:40 per mile. Ryan is a model studentathlete with a GPA well above 4.0. Emily Shelton (12) Senior Emily Shelton, who scored a 216 on the PSAT, is Loveland’s only National Merit Semifinalist. Emily was one of 175 in the area. However she, only spends 1-2 hours on homework a day because she prefers to spend her free time practicing ballet.

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Find your voice, stand up to bullies By Marie Policastro Staff Writer

You’ve seen it plastered on the walls and t-shirts. You’ve heard it on the announcements and from your teachers. “My Voice, My Choice.” What exactly are you choosing? “We’re choosing to not be a bystander. We’re standing up for what’s right,” said Chrissie Capobianco (12). This summer, Chrissie was approached by our school’s psychologist, Ms. Van Strien, to form a group of students who would talk to students at the Middle and Elementary schools in order to promote this new anti-bullying movement. This group was originally comprised of senior students who were a part of LINK crew, but is meant to become an identity of the entire school district. Led by Ms. Van Strien, Mrs. Gordon, and Loveland’s new guidance intern Ms. Purdy, this group intends to put the responsibility of standing up for classmates back into the hands of the student body. Ms. Purdy felt this was the perfect way for her to become a part of the Loveland community. “It was a unique way to handle bullying and something I’d never experienced with other schools. It puts it back into the student hands and is empowering for the students,” she said.

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Senior Alyssa Tipton helps paint the wall on West Loveland Avenue. An integral part of this new program is role-playing. By role-playing situations in which students are often confronted, they are better prepared to handle the situation when it happens in real life. “Ms. Van Strien always says that practice doesn’t make perfect. Practice makes

permanent,” said Chrissie. The all-school pep rally for “My Voice, My Choice” reinforced the anti-bullying message. This group’s newest project has become decorating the wall on the hill on West Loveland Avenue. They’ve been given

permission by the city to paint it however they choose. It’ll have empowering sayings, including, of course, “My Voice, My Choice.” The responsibility to stand up for your fellow classmates is in your hands. So speak up. Use your voice.

Mr. Kloesz brings words of wisdom to Loveland Assistant principal happy to be back By Elizabeth Worsham Editor-in-Chief

You’ve definitely seen Mr. Kloesz around, but how well do you really know Loveland High School’s new second-incommand? Mr. Kloesz taught at Loveland 10 years ago, and now he is back after serving as an assistant principal at Lakota East. Here’s a quick Q&A to fill you in on his mindset: What would you change about Loveland High School? I haven’t seen anything that I would want to change. I love Loveland’s schools and community. Do you have any advice for the students? Follow the rules. I’m the guy that you’re going to see if you don’t. If you simply do what is asked of you, your life will go

smoothly and this school will be a better place. What was the hardest part of adjusting to Loveland? Loveland is a lot smaller than what I am used to. I have a lot more to do because I am no longer one of eight on the job at Lakota East. Do you have any hobbies? I like canoeing, kayaking, and other outdoor water sports. What is one thing that you want people to know about you? I take most of my perspectives from my grandfather. He never finished the seventh grade but still led a full and successful life. One of his biggest pieces of advice was to only say something if it needed to be said. People should speak more kindly and meaningfully and not just keep talking for the sake of talking.

Mr. Kloesz is the new vice principal at LHS.

Photo by Sabrina Newstead

Loveland loses ‘distinction’ on state report card, earns Newsweek title By Andrew Bessey Staff Writer

The Ohio Department of Education gave Loveland an “Excellent” on this year’s report card, a drop from the top rating of “Excellent with Distinction.” What that doesn’t mean is that the district’s test scores dropped. There are 26 indicators to decide a district’s grading, such as OGT, and standardized testing in the lower grades. Loveland met and completed all of the indicators, yet achieved only the “Excellent” status. “An Excellent is like an A, while Excellent with Distinction is like an A+,” said Dr. Marschhausen, Loveland’s superintendent.

The “With Distinction” can only be earned in grades 4-8 by students gaining more than one year of academic knowledge in a single school year, and gaining more than they have done the previous year. Dr. Marschhausen said, “For a highperforming school district, it is hard to gain more than a year every year of academic gains.” A yo-yo effect will often take place, sending Loveland in and out of the A+ zone. Other districts, such as Wyoming and Indian Hill have also lost their “With Distinction” for a year for a similar reason to Loveland. Grading methods, however, are changing soon. Ohio, by law, has to change the way they assess school performance. They

will soon have to look at the performance index and the amount of money a school spends on each student. Dr. Marschhausen said, “These report cards are only one measure to evaluate a school’s success.” NEWSWEEK AWARD: LHS learned this spring it has again been named one of America’s Best High Schools by Newsweek. Only 6 percent of the nation’s high schools make the list. Awardees are determined by a ratio of how many Advanced Placement courses are taken per number of students. LHS ranked No. 36 in Ohio. MERIT SCHOLARS: Loveland has 11 National Merit Commended Scholars. That group, added to Emily Shelton, who learned previously that she is a National

Merit Semifinalist, brings the number of National Merit honorees to 12 – the largest group in school history. The Commended Scholars are Andrew Albert, Oliver Ceccopieri, MK Fisher, Carly Jewell, Kenneth Li, Zana Percy, Anna Ralph, Kate Rice, Cameron Richards, Craig Slusher, and Emily Tedford.



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“Glow crazy” for top tunes By Alyssa Tipton

Staff Writer

Ready to get down and “Glow Crazy” at Homecoming this year? Here are the top requested songs with the names of those who requested in parentheses. “Party Rock Anthem” – LMFAO Nate Fackler (multiple requests) “Low” – Flo Rida ft. T-Pain (Nate Fackler, 12) “Club Can’t Handle Me” – Flo Rida (Kyle Sieg, 12) “Teach Me How To Dougie” – Cali Swag District (Daniel McDaniel McCarthy Carthy, 11) “Cat Daddy” – The Rej3ctz (Anthony LaMacchia, 12) “Without You” – David Guetta ft. Usher (Nathan Walter, 12) “Yeah” – Usher ft. Lil Jon and Ludacris (Andy Karle, 12) “Give Me Everything” – Pitbull ft. NeNathan Walter Yo(Chloe Smith, 12) “Forever” – Chris Brown (Darby Moloney, 10) “Blue” – Eiffel 65 (Evan Beck, 12) “Booty Work” – TPain ft. Joey Galaxy (Alexis Boyd, 9) “Super Bass” – Nicki Minaj (Joe MoAlexis Boyd ran, 12) “Someone Like You” – Adele (Logan Cornett, 12) “Bottoms Up” – Keke Palmer (Andrew Bessey, 11) Anything by the Spice Girls (Katy Engel, 12)

Katy Engel

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Loveland’s marching band marches in the 2010 Homecoming parade.

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The “Tiger Taxi” blazes the trail last year.

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Loveland cheerleaders wave from their float last year.

Parade down memory lane By Erin Pogue Staff Writer

Once a year, families crowd the streets of Loveland. Little children clutch their bags, waiting to dash out into the street to grab all the candy they can. We’ve all been going through this for as long as we can remember, but what was the Loveland Homecoming Parade like in the beginning? Take it from Mrs. Rich, whose family was there in the beginning of all the festivities, that the parade has always been a huge part of Homecoming Week. However, some things have changed over the years.

In 1952, the parade was started by a group of parents. Back then there were only a few floats and cars driving through Loveland, and each class had their own float that they made. In fact, actual floats were more popular in the parade back then, but it’s something not really seen in the parade these days. Now we fill the streets with big trucks and numerous teams, all waiting to chuck their candy at some kids in passing. An even bigger difference is that the parade used to be on Friday night before everyone headed up to the big game. Then the opposing team that night would actually be able to vote on which float they thought was the best.

But what makes the parade so special? “It’s an evening where the town can get together to celebrate their pride and love for their school and town,” says Mrs. Rich. Though the parade has had its changes throughout the years, it is mainly the same. It’s all about supporting the school and showing Tiger pride. Cheerleader Katherine Shoals (11) says her favorite part of the parade is “seeing everyone come out to watch the parade in their black and orange.” Come and show your Loveland spirit this year while supporting our teams at the Homecoming Parade on Oct. 20.

Sneak a peek AT Homecoming Week 2011 By Megan Slabaugh

Staff Writer

Clear your schedules, get out your orange and black, and get ready to get crazy, because Homecoming Week is on its way. If there’s one week in the year that brings this community together, it’s this one. With a full week of activities planned, you won’t want to miss a minute of it. Student Council has chosen “Glow Crazy” as the theme. The dance will be held Oct. 22

from 9 p.m. to midnight. Boys and girls are expected to dress up, but “don’t stress about your attire,” says Homecoming planner Alyssa Tipton(12) “If it doesn’t fit the theme, it’s fine; that should be the least of your worries.” The DJ this year, from BuckeyeSounds Entertainment, you may recognize from last year’s winter dance and Prom. The decorations will “glow” your mind, and the music

won’t disappoint. Homecoming Week dress-up days begin with Animal Day on Monday, followed by Tacky Tourist Tuesday, Harry Potter Wednesday, Class Color Thursday, and Spirit Friday. Your class will receive points if you win, so dress up. Lawn painting and the pep rally will be highlights of the week. Lawn painting occurs Monday and Tuesday after school. Each class

has a design, and paints it in the grass next to the football field. The pep rally will be sure to entertain, with male cheerleading, relay races, tug-o-war, and the band and cheerleaders performing. The parade Thursday is always a hit, with the Powder Puff game following on the turf. “I hope everyone comes out for all the activities and participates. The more, the better,” said senior class advisor Mrs. Rich.


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Teachers dish on past Homecomings By Hannah Moloney

Staff Writer

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Mrs. Rich was a candidate for LHS Homecoming queen in 1970.

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Mrs. Wexler in 1976 with her Homecoming date, Barry DeRan.

Homecoming is when some of our favorite memories from high school are created. You get to dance with your friends, dress up in crazy outfits, watch football, and compete with the other classes. We all have our favorite memories from Homecoming, but what was Homecoming like for our teachers? What were their favorite memories of their Homecoming? Mr. Hutzel recalled that his favorite memory was being a nominee for the LHS Homecoming court, and with that he participated in the parade. He drove past his peers on a nice big Homecoming float. Unfortunately, he was not crowned king. Mrs. Wexler said her favorite Homecoming memory was at the Tiffin Columbian High School football game. The whole student section was wearing the school’s colors, and everyone was wearing the classic mum flowers on their shirts. “The whole stands were full of color.” Mrs. Wexler said. Mr. Damewood had a funny, but very memorable, start to his Homecoming night at Kettering Fairmont High School. His reservation for the restaurant he had chosen ended up not working out, so he simply explained to his date that they would be attending the McDonald’s drive-through for their Homecoming dinner. “Boy, was she surprised,” he said of his date’s response. Mrs. Rich, loved everything about LHS

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Mr. Hutzel was nominated for LHS Homecoming king in 1988. At right is queen candidate Faith Terry. Homecoming, but if she had to choose, her favorite memory was being a candidate for Homecoming queen and walking down the football field. Mrs. Partridge’s favorite memory at Whitehouse (Ohio) Anthony Wayne High School

was the huge bonfire her school held during the week of Homecoming. “It was huge!” she said. “The students, the teachers, the football players came out, the cheerleaders cheered, the coaches gave speeches, and it was a huge event.”

Check out the new Homecoming Week point system By Liz Sullivan

Staff Writer

This year’s Homecoming Week point system has been changed since last year. The pep rally is worth less overall to even out points. So be sure to wear your best costumes and go all out in male cheerleading.






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Tigers gain real-world experience

By Danielle Meyer

Staff Writer

After a long summer apart, many of us have amazing stories to share. Some traveled to exotic places or met incredible people, and a select few were able obtain highly competitive internships in career fields of interest to them. Seniors Elizabeth Worsham, Reece Martinez, Cameron Kahrs, and Morgan Fletcher are some of these students. Elizabeth traveled to NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland for an eightweek program. She was chosen to work in NASA’s Green Lab Research Facility as a research assistant. For the most part, she focused on a biofuels research project. Elizabeth was one of seven students selected to participate in this program. She was chosen because of her volunteer work with FIRST LEGO League, an international middle school robotics competition, and her hands-on lab experience in the Biotech classroom here at LHS. She had to apply for the program by

writing three different essays and sending her transcripts and letters of recommendation. “I got to work with all different kinds of people, but all of them had a very positive attitude about what they were doing, and they were all very passionate about their work,” Elizabeth said. Morgan traveled to Monterrey, Mexico, and interned with Back2Back Ministries. There, she helped take groups out to orphanages to serve children, and lived on campus and helped with whatever else was needed; such as cleaning, cooking, and organizing donations. Morgan was in Mexico the entire month of July. “I learned a lot about myself and others while in Monterrey,” Morgan said, “I learned that I have a heart to serve and God’s grace never fails to amaze me.” Cameron worked this summer at GE’s Corporate Data Center. While working there, he worked with all things IT, or information technology. Cameron worked at the data center for

Application tips: make deadlines, meet Naviance By Liz Sullivan Staff Writer

If you’re a senior, hopefully you have started to figure out what you’re going to do after high school. One thing many of us will do is go to college. Between college visits, applications, essays, trying to improve your ACT score, and still enjoying senior year, it can get quite stressful. The Roar wants to help by giving you some tips. First of all, set up a timeline. College deadlines are set in stone, so be sure to turn in all your forms and applications early. “Keep deadlines at the front of your brain. You should stay on top of them now in the fall so it doesn’t get stressful when December comes around,” said Adam White, an admissions officer at Miami University. The guidance office gets busy with sending out everyone’s transcripts. Each year they send more than 1,000 transcripts to colleges all over the country. Turning everything in early is a good idea because it allows for a little extra cushion of time. Mr. Harris says seniors need to concentrate on their timelines. He says, “We beat deadlines; we don’t meet them.” Naviance is also a great website for seniors to use. They can track your application to see if a college has received it. It has information on all the colleges seniors

have applied to. “Naviance has some great information on scholarships too,” says Mrs. Hamilton. It’s a great tool that seniors should definitely try to utilize during the stressful time of applying to colleges. There are lots of little details that are important to remember. Be sure to verify that your ACT/SAT scores were sent from the testing site to the college or university you’re applying to. Make sure to ask teachers in person when requesting a letter of recommendation. It’s more polite, and they are doing a favor for you. Send them a nice note afterwards too. It’s important to double-check all information on your application form. Carlos Gooden from the University of Cincinnati’s Admissions Department gave some advice about college application essays and Personal Statements. Gooden says, “While creativity is encouraged, we ask that the personal statements and essays explain how your academic achievements, personal interests and life experiences have helped prepare you to succeed academically.” One of the things seniors forget to do is stay on topic. Make sure you understand the prompt and are able to write a clearly outlined essay. So college applications can get hectic. The guidance office is there to help you, so don’t be afraid to go to them for help.

nearly two months. Specifically, he helped GE find problems in its incident ticket system and then offered solutions to those problems. “I had to work with a lot of people on my project, so my project management and time management skills definitely improved,” Cameron said. Reece interned at the Kroger Blue Ash Technical Center for eight weeks. He worked on the pharmacy team, supporting and updating the national application that runs in the stores. Along with Reece, two other college interns worked on the team. “My favorite part of the internship was the people I worked with,” Reece said, “And I learned hands-on that the IT field is an important part in every company, regardless of what they sell.” Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Worsham These four seniors have had Elizabeth Worsham (12) at the Green Lab at summers full of experiences that NASA’s Glenn Research Center. will benefit them later in life.

Write awesome college essays By Reagan Johnstone Light News Editor

One major difficulty for seniors during the college application process is writing essays. Colleges have a certain image of future students that they are looking for, according to AP and Honors English teacher Mrs. Bosse. Here are some of her tips to make writing college essays as stress-free as possible: 1. The most important thing to remember when writing your essay is to answer the question completely. Do not stray off-topic if there is a specific prompt you need to follow. Make sure your response answers every part of the question effectively. 2. College essays should reveal your positive character traits. It is acceptable to brag a little about your achievements in the community, academics, athletics, etc. Colleges also want to learn something about you that is not yet known. Do not simply repeat what was already said on your resume or application. 3. Although colleges want to learn who you are and what you stand for, your essay should not tell your life story. Never write things you would only reveal to a trusted friend. Consider the content of your essay as if you were comfortably introducing yourself to someone new. 4. In addition to avoiding an overly personal essay, never write about inappropriate or illegal things you have done.

It is acceptable to talk about your weaknesses as an individual, however, as long as you then discuss how you overcame these weaknesses. The positive things explained in your essay must outweigh the negatives. 5. If your college application gives a free prompt, some topics will benefit you more than others. Such topics should again reveal your positive character traits, like various volunteer opportunities you have taken advantage of in your community. Be sure whatever you choose for a free prompt does not simply repeat what has already been stated on your application. 6. If there is a word limit for your essay prompt, don’t worry about writing as close to that limit as possible, or writing very briefly. As most teachers say with essays, write until you get there, and then stop. As long as it is well thought out and answers the prompt, word count is not an issue. 7. Having someone proofread your essay after it is complete is extremely important. Make sure to use spell check and verify there are no grammatical mistakes. Have a parent or teacher read the essay to confirm that it answers the question effectively, makes sense, and is free of any minor errors. Applying for colleges or scholarships and writing essays will be a breeze with time management. The sooner you begin to work on these applications, the better.

Say What?! Check out these wacky stories By Ryan Moss

Staff Writer

With all the serious, hard-hitting, and somewhat depressing news that you see on TV or in the Cincinnati Enquirer, you rarely get the opportunity to see all the oddities that happen every day. These should satisfy your need for weirdness. Toe-Tally Gross! Michael Robert Wyatt is being hunted down for committing an unbelievable

crime. In the small town of Conway, Ark., on Sept. 15, Wyatt had a warrant for his arrest after he sucked on the toes of an 83-yearold woman. The woman reported that she was just sitting on her front porch when the man came up to her, removed her shoe and proceeded to suck on her toes. This is not the first time Wyatt has had toe-related run-ins with the law. He has spent a year in prison after sucking a woman’s toe in a clothing store. (Source:

Robot Does the Running Man Robots can do just about anything nowadays. Japanese scientists have designed a robot that can run an entire triathlon. The robot, Evolta, will be attempting the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii on Oct. 24. The goal for the robot is to finish the 230-kilometer race in one week. “Evolta’s height is just one-tenth of a grown man, so we figured out that it would take it 10 times more time,” said one of the creators, Tomotaka Takahashi. (Source:

Excuse Me, You Dropped Your Snake It’s Snakes On a Plane in real life! In Miami, Fla., a Brazilian man was fined $400 for smuggling seven baby pythons and three baby tortoises in his pants into an airport. He was pulled aside at the body scanner when the security guards wanted to check him more thoroughly. He emptied the pockets of his cargo shorts, and there several infant pythons wrapped in pantyhose. The animals were seized immediately and brought to an animal shelter. (Source:



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2 - Name Your Car Day

3 4 - In 1995… O.J. Simpson was found not guilty for murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.

5 - On this day in 1962… The Beatles released their first record, Love Me Do.


7 - World Smile Day - 7:30 p.m. football vs. Winton Woods

8 - 11:30 a.m. girls soccer at Glen Este - 7 p.m. girls volleyball at Milford - Yom Kippur


10 - Columbus Day, no school - 7 p.m. boys soccer vs. Milford

11 - 7 p.m. girls soccer vs. Anderson - 7 p.m. girls volleyball vs. Turpin -CancerFree Kids benefit match

12 - Boys golf district tournament - Jazz Lab/Jazz Orchestra Concert 7:30 p.m. Auditorium

13 - 7 p.m. boys soccer at Anderson - 7 p.m. girls soccer game vs. Wilminton (Senior Night)

14 - 7:30 p.m. football @ Harrison

15 - Sweetest Day -PSAT (doors open at 7:45 a.m.) -Cross Country FAVC Meet


17 - Wear Something Gaudy Day - Class Lawn Painting 2:45 p.m.

18 - Class Lawn Painting 2:45 p.m.

19 - Wind Symphony/Symphonic Band Concert 7;30 p.m.

20 - Midterms (Blocks 1 & 2) - 6:30 p.m. Homecoming parade/ Powder Puff game

21 - Midterms (Blocks 3 & 4) - Pep Rally -7:30 p.m. Homecoming football game vs. Glen Este - End of First Quarter



24 - National Bologna Day



27 - National Tell a Story Day

28 - Bandana Day - 7:30 p.m. football at Milford - TLC Late Arrival school starts at 8:55 a.m.

29 - Hermit Day - Cross Country Regionals


31 - Halloween - Invisible Children inschool assembly

WHAT are they wearing?! By Ogonna Ononye

News Editor

Sweatpants? Check. Sandals? Check. LHS Hoodie? Of course. Obviously, these are the necessities of back-to-school apparel for the majority of our classmates. It’s a rare occasion when one stumbles upon that confident, creative trend-setter of a student who takes the term “school style” and teaches it a lesson. It’s to this student who we present the title “fashionista.” In this case, twin fashionistas Jessie and Katie Szabo (11) have boldly taken a stance against the standard “I overslept!”

outfits and turned them into back-toschool chic. Let’s meet them and take a closer look.

The Szabos’ speedy fashion facts: Style: Bohemian. Shop: Thrift stores for cheap grabs. Fashion idols: Odd Future WGKTA and Kreayshawn. Go-to hairstyle: Parted cowlick ’do with wavy curls. Jessie’s favorite fashion find: $4 gold cross necklace from Forever 21. Katie’s outfit of choice: High-waisted jeans and a tailored collar shirt. What others think about the Szabos’ style: “I’ve never seen anything like it.” – Morgan Fletcher (12) “It’s daring. I have to respect them for their interesting choices.” – Jordyn Jackson (12) “It’s a fresh look for LHS.” – Jill Elfers (12) Photo by Ogonna Ononye

Jessie Szabo (11), left, and Katie Szabo (11), looking stylish in their atypical attire.

When it comes to dressing up,

Katie suggests: “Think about yourself, and don’t worry about what others think.” “Don’t be afraid to wear what you want,” Jessie said. “The worst that can happen is that people will Photo by Ogonna Ononye look at you, Jessie Szabo (11), left, and Katie Szabo (11), are dressed to imwhich is kind press each and every day. of the point.” where. In addition Individual designs and “anything but to knowing how to bargain hunt for cute straight hair” appear to be on the rise too. clothes, Katie has a knack for creating earThese Pennsylvania natives are boldly rings by using papier-mâché tactics, while transforming into trendy Tigers. Watch for Jessie loves wearing self-modified t-shirts. them in the halls. “We always buy oversized men’s shirts and cut them shorter,” says Jessie. “The leftover fabric makes great bandanas,” adds Katie. When asked for thoughts on upcoming trends, both girls agreed that a modernized school-girl look (plaids, jumpers) is soon to be seen every-



Page Editor: Ogonna Ononye

FRIDAY, October 7, 2011

Show Choir heads to WORLD CHOIR GAMES By Reagan Johnstone Light News Editor

By Request will share its snazzy moves at the World Choir Games.

Photo courtesy of Kate Altieri

What do you get when you combine astounding choreography, amazing vocals, and a competition that spans the globe every two years? The World Choir Games. Next summer (July 4-14), Cincinnati has the honor of hosting these games, and Loveland’s own show choir, By Request, is competing in them. The World Choir Games bring 20,000 contestants from over 70 countries for a 10-day competition. Having the competition in Cincinnati next summer will be the first time for the Games to take place in North America. Participants include groups from China, Australia, South Africa, and Russia.

Top 10 hottest spots in Loveland By Matt Becker Staff Writer

(The Roar will feature a top 10 list each issue. It’s completely up to the author, determined randomly, what he or she wants to count down.) Are you and your boyfriend/girlfriend getting tired of just going over to each other’s house every weekend? Or has the time come that you’ve worked up the courage to ask that good-looking gal out on a date? Whatever your story is, I’ll help you out by directing you and the lucky lady to the biggest attractions Loveland has to offer. 10. Skyline Chili: Test how much your significant other loves his/her hometown by eating some of the city’s gift to the world, Cincinnati-style chili. 9. Flying Trapeze Stand: Live life on

the edge and see what it feels like to fly as you and your date take on Loveland’s most recent thrill attraction. 8. El Picante: Bring out your date’s inner Mexican by enjoying a meal and then joining the mariachi band in a performance of The Macarena. 7. Loveland Dairy Whip: This sweettooth sanctuary is home to some of the best desserts in town. It’s the perfect spot for a couple to share a conversation over a delicious ice cream cone. 6. Loveland Lanes bowling alley: If you’re looking for something fun to do with a group, Loveland Lanes is where you need to be. It’s the perfect place to go if you are trying to avoid the cliché of dinner and a movie. 5. Loveland Bike Trail: Are you and your date fitness freaks? If you answered yes, then head on down to the bike trail in the heart of Loveland for an afternoon of

exercise, or even just a little romantic stroll. 4. Loveland Canoe & Kayak: Enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the Little Miami River with your date as the two of you set sail on a tour of Loveland’s natural beauty. 3. Tano’s Bistro: This fine restaurant could be the perfect place to take someone out for dinner. It gives both the guy and the girl opportunities to dress up and look nice in order to show off their classy side. 2. Hawaiian Ice and the Little Miami River: Chomp on a tasty frozen treat as you walk over to the scenic Little Miami River, where you can talk something over or just take in a little bit of Mother Nature with that special someone. 1. Tiger Turf: Have you and your date really experienced all that Loveland’s biggest landmark has to offer? If you haven’t, make the trip up to the Tiger Turf. This hallowed ground will make any experience a memorable one.

Fall for new fall shows By Jessica Miller Sports Editor

After three months of unbearable re-runs and boring summer shows, the new TV season has finally arrived to save us all from watching another cycle of America’s Next Top Model. Favorites including Glee, How I Met Your Mother, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NCIS, and Pretty Little Liars are back to answer questions left from their season finales. (Although it will probably be another three seasons of cliff-hangers on Pretty Little Liars until we know who “A” is). Meanwhile, the big networks have revamped and refreshed new and classic genres for a season of new hits. Imagine a world where Zooey Deschanel is a dork, can’t get a guy, and has no place to live. Add her quirky personality with three bachelors under one roof and you have New Girl. This new Fox show was one of the most anticipated of the season and provides humor with plenty of “aww”

moments to make for a great show. Another new hit from Fox is Terra Nova, a sci-fi drama set in prehistoric times. From executive producer Steven Spielberg, Terra Nova is about a family relocating to start a new civilization where dinosaurs roam. They are forced to move due to the earth’s dying state in the year 2149. Spielberg proves that he can produce TV shows just as well as movies and turn them into potential blockbusters. Based on actual cases, Unforgettable on CBS is a crime show where the lead actress has a memory better than most. New York homicide cop Carrie Wells remembers every single detail of her life except for one thing: her sister’s murder. This crime drama is based off an actual medical condition, Meet the New Girl on FOX this fall. one that the show’s consultant, Marilu Henner, has. Be sure to check out Unforgettable, one of the most unique shows on Broke Girls, Charlie’s Angels, and I Hate My Teenage Daughter. Try to catch some this fall. Other new shows this fall include Pan of these new shows and decide for yourself Am, Prime Suspect, Revenge, The Secret if they’re successful in breaking the boring Circle, Up All Night, The X Factor, 2 TV streak.

Along with our own show choir taking part in the competition, the Fairfield High School Choraliers will be hosting the event and participating as well. The games will take place at sites such as Kings Island, the Aronoff Center, and Fountain Square. Kate Altieri, a senior who has been an active member of show choir the past six years, is eager to compete in the games. “It’s taken us six years to get on the map,” she said. “It’s nice to finally be recognized for all our hard work.” Mr. Miller, the director of By Request, is also looking forward to the competition, saying, “Being invited is a big deal.” By Request has had a long history of success in other competitions, such as winning Grand Champion at Fishers Show Choir Invitational in Indiana in 2011, making it the first to win the Grand Champion title in Loveland show choir history. President Matt Swaine (12) foresees even bigger things: “It’s a great opportunity for the choir. We’ve been to nationals, but now it’s time to rule the world.”

Feast on Fall foods Sample what your classmates are raving about this fall By Bridget Landis Staff Writer

Fall is finally here. It’s the time of year when everyone starts to bake delicious fall delicacies. Here are some LHS student’s favorite fall foods. Candy Corn and apple cider- Maggie Stancliff (12) Pumpkin breadLena Wilson Lena Wilson (11) Pumpkin pieGunner Lay (10) Pumpkin pancakes- Grace Dolan (11) Pumpkin spice latte- Laura Doppler (11) Pumpkin bread- Gunner Lay Emmy Thompson (10) Pumpkin seedsCarley Taggart (11) Apple pie- Aaron Conner (11) Pumpkin muffinsMollie Kowalchik (10) Emmy Cinnamon apple Thompson sauce- Aaron Malloy (11) Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins- Ellie Landis (9) Caramel applesTaylor Dschaack (11) Caramel- Emily Emily Hoff Hoff (10) Apple crisp- Blaine Hamilton (9)

FRIDAY, October 7, 2011



Page Editor: Hannah Moloney

Pee wee LHS students sport costumes By Megan Slabaugh Staff Writer

Trick-or-treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat. Remember the hours of sitting in your costume, waiting for the sidewalks to fill? Or hearing the squeals of your friends as the candy bowl hand attacks? We’ll never forget the spooky excitement the 31st brought, or the tacky costumes we couldn’t wait to show off. Whether you were the typical witch or something your mom sewed up, there’s always a costume you’ll remember. Here are some pictures of LHS students from their younger days.



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5 1. Ricki Dews (12) 2. Alex Taylor (12) 3. Michaela Kruzel (10), left, and Daniel Kruzel (10) 4. Will Edison (10), left, and Haley Edison (12) 5. Hannah Moloney (12), left, and Darby Moloney (10)

Not trick-or-treating? Hilarious hoaxes Don’t let 31st slip by happen on Halloween By Erin Pogue Staff Writer

When you’re little, Halloween is all about dressing up in a cute costume and going door to door getting candy. But what happens when maybe you’ve outgrown trick-or-treating? If you’re thinking this might be that year but you don’t know an alternative way to spend the night, don’t worry, because we’ve got plenty of options for you: 1. Throw a Halloween party. Get all of your friends together, and you can even have a contest for the best costume idea. 2. Have a scary movie marathon. Grab the popcorn and a couple friends and rent the best horror films you can find. 3. Go to a haunted house. Cincinnati

is filled with numerous Halloween attractions such as USS Nightmare, Land of Illusion, and the Springboro Haunted Hayride. 4. Go to a “real” haunted house. Some allegedly haunted places in Cincinnati include Buffalo Ridge (a haunted road), The Cincinnati Museum of Art, the Loveland Castle, or the old Peters Cartridge Powder Factory. 5. Make your own haunted trail. Get some friends together and you can make your own haunted trail for all the neighbors in your backyard. 6. Hand out candy. It’s a chance to see what everyone else came up with for their costumes and maybe steal some candy yourself. However you plan on spending your Halloween night, you can’t go wrong with any of these ideas.

By Steven Goodman

Entertainment Editor

Most of us have done something every Halloween, whether it be trick-or-treating or having a party. No matter what we do on the 31st, there is usually a memory that sticks out from at least one year that was either hilarious or just embarrassing. With that being said, here are some of the funny and/or embarrassing things LHS students remember from their Halloweens. “I went to the same house five times with five different costumes.” –Nick Papa (12) “Sydney Dudley (10) and I saw a horse dressed up as a unicorn.” –Darby Moloney (10) “Nick Johnson (11) and I ate $10

worth of candy.” –Nicole Light (11) “My dad and I went to a haunted house in Kentucky. There were blood stains on the walls and chains rattling, and there were people screaming too.” –Jake Guinn (9) “My brother and his friends dressed up like old people and carried a door around with them with a sign on it that said ‘knock here’ to each house. They put the door in front of the house’s front door and rang the doorbell. When the person in the house opened the door, they would knock on the other door, and my brother would then give them candy.” –Ashley Boggs (10) “One time I scared one of my students while wearing a gorilla costume, and they fell to the floor.” –Mr. Zinnecker



Page Editor: Maddie Whitaker

FRIDAY, October 7, 2011

Steven’s Stars

Where’s Mikey?

The Roar’s Steven Goodman touts horror films By Steven Goodman Entertainment Editor

With Halloween coming, this is the season most people tend to break out the horror movies and watch as many as possible. That being said, I thought the best way to start off Steven’s Stars would be with my top five picks for horror movies to watch. Insidious- This is easily the scariest movie I have seen to date. It has some of the most intense scenes I have seen in any horror movie, which made it a little difficult to fall asleep after watching it. It’s even scarier if you watch it with the lights off after the sun has gone down. The Exorcist- It may not be the scariest movie ever made by today’s standards, but it’s still the epitome of a horror movie. Although it’s not as terrifying as it was in the 1970s when it was released, the face of Linda Blair in this movie still gives me

BEARD of the month

Photo by Hannah Moloney

Freshmen dish on high school experience By Alyssa Tipton Staff Writer

Photo by Mr. Schmidt

Rupert Sizemore is seen here sporting a fantastic beard. It is too bad he had to shave it off for his job.

Be the first to find Mikey Weinberg hanging out in the LHS cafeteria

the creeps. Paranormal Activity- Only the last 30 minutes of this movie are actually terrifying. However, the first 50 minutes are still frightening enough to get your heart racing up until the end, which will be sure to make you jump. The Haunting in Connecticut- If this movie has taught me one thing, it’s that you should never, ever rent a house from an old man in Connecticut, especially if that house used to be a funeral home. This movie is as scary as it is disturbing, and it keeps getting scarier as the movie progresses. Pandorum- It’s the story of two men who are awakened on a spaceship and are trying to figure out where they are and why they were awakened; all the while, both of them are slowly descending into madness while trying to escape the creatures aboard the ship that want them dead.

Their hands are trembling and cold with sweat. Their wide, fearful eyes watch every move of the upperclassmen, hoping to get a read on the whole high school thing. We all know the feeling of being a scared freshman entering Loveland High School, but since over a month has passed, how are they feeling now? The Roar asked a few friendly frosh. Evan Dever loves that there are way more people at the high school, especially when a bunch of those people go to sporting events. Although he is a starting wide receiver, safety, and kick returner on the 6-0 freshman football team, he is most looking forward to basketball season. “I really want to wear the No. 1 jersey for

varsity,” he says. Until then, look for Evan in the halls, most likely being followed by girls, or wearing the No. 23 jersey at his games. Although Alexis Boyd likes high school so far as well, she is struggling with the block scheduling. “They are so much longer than my classes in middle school. I spend a lot more time on homework,” she says. Her favorite teacher so far is Mrs. Grannen. What is she most looking forward to? Spring, so she can play lacrosse. It is her first year playing, and she can’t wait to lax it up on the Tiger Turf. Some freshmen seem at least a little bit afraid of upperclassmen, but not Abby Klueh. She bluntly states, “I love Henry Howard (12),” and even plans on accepting his invitation to Prom this year. Besides the new boys in high school, Abby also loves how students get more freedom

in high school. Her favorite memories so far are thanks to the JV girls soccer team. “I love all the girls I play with. We have so much fun,” she says. Drew Paschal is feeling a lot more responsible so far in his high school days. “High school requires way more responsibility than middle school, and it is way better,” he says. He loves playing football for the freshman team. What is he most looking forward to? With no hesitation, he says, “Baseball, Homecoming, and all of the women.” Olivia Salatin is having a pretty easy ride so far. “There’s way more options than with anything in middle school, and you get to meet new people. All of the upperclassmen that I’ve met are really nice,” she says. Olivia is most excited for Homecoming Week and, most importantly, the Homecoming dance.

Face-off: Marco’s vs. LaRosa’s By Jenna Myklebust

Staff Writer

You crave the warm, luscious, savory taste of the ideal pizza, cooked to perfection. You whip out the Yellow Pages and look for somewhere to go. Marco’s is the place you want when looking for an inexpensive carry-out meal. You can always count on Marco’s to have a great deal that matches your needs and saves you money. If the deal isn’t what

you’re looking for, a large cheese pizza is a mere $9.95. The carry-out service is outstanding, and online ordering is fast and easy. However, when you walk up to the register at Marco’s, you’re glad you are carrying out instead of dining in. There are few tables, a tiny dining area, and no one to wait on you. You head home and devour the delicious, “Ah!thentic” Italian pizza. It’s not too spicy, not too salty, not too thin, and not too crispy. The pizza is


mouth-watering, and the delectable crust tops it all off. On the other hand, LaRosa’s is the familiar place to go when you are looking for a nice, sit-down meal. You walk in and instantly feel at home due to the welcoming waiters, warm dining area, and wonderful aroma. Unlike at Marco’s, it takes you a few minutes to decide on an order due to the wide variety of choices. Should you go with an outstanding salad, filling calzone,

Categories Affordability Taste Variety Atmosphere Service

steaming spaghetti, or traditional pizza? While you wait for your pizza to arrive, you can talk with a friend that you’ve run in to, watch a game on the flat-screen TVs, or have a nice chat with your family. The pizza comes and is delicious, but it’s clear that Marco’s was just a little thicker and cheesier. However, thanks to the undeniably homey atmosphere and variety of choices at LaRosa’s, it is victorious 19-17 over the inexpensive-yet-tasty Marco’s.



15 Page Editor: Matt Becker

FRIDAY, October 7, 2011


Facebook is a fun way to get to know others. Each month, The Roar will pick one student at random (hitting names on a dartboard) to help introduce you to new faces, Facebook style.

By Elizabeth Worsham

Andrew Demellia “Playing video games and hanging out with friends.”

Grade: Junior. Interests: Video games, soccer, friends. School activities: None. Photo by Andrew Bessey

Birthday: September 19, 1995

TV/Movies: Transformers, Mythbusters. Music: Rammstein. Favorite class: Psychology with Ms. Templeton. Hero: My dad.

Aaron Nelson

Ashley Andrews

Austin Hopkins

Kody Nichols

Tristan Parales

Tyler Cook

Can’t live without: My friends. Fun fact: “I was born in New Hampshire.”


This is your astrological guide to this month, based on the stars and the imagination of The Roar. These are completely true, but take the advice with a grain of salt. Aries (Mar. 21-April 19) – Someone does not have your best interest in mind this month. Be careful who you trust. Taurus (April 20-May 20) – Now is your time to shine. Step out of your comfort zone and see what the world has to offer. Gemini (May 21-June 20) – Your athletic abilities are at an all-time high. Try out a new sport. Cancer (June 21-July 22) – Duck, it’s a duck! A harmless bird will soon become the epitome of your fears. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) – Make a new friend this month. You’ll be surprised how much better he or she will make your life. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – That $20 bill is burning a hole in your pocket. You may be saving it for something good, but spend it within the next week or you’ll lose it. Libra (Sept.23-Oct. 22) – The stars are aligned this month. Be prepared to meet your true love. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) – If at first you don’t succeed, don’t try again. Insanity is defined as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) – All this stress is not good for your body. It would help to stop procrastinating on that big English essay. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – You are on a winning streak this month. Do everything you would if you knew you could not fail. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) – Senioritis is kicking in early – especially for you freshmen – so don’t get too behind in your studies. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) – Don’t sweat the small stuff; good things are in the forecast for you this month.

Music Mix-Up

LHS Robotics Team

By Ogonna Ononye

News Editor

9 Sam Bowdler (12) Rob Brown (9)

Faculty advisor: Mr. Marchal

Photo by Elizabeth Worsham


Julie Griffin (12)

Description: Designing, building and programming an autonomous and remotely driven robot for the FIRST Tech Challenge.

Matt Marascalchi (12)

Meeting times: About 10 hours spread throughout each week.

Cameron Spicer (10)

First competition: The qualifier round for the main tournament is at the end of January in Colum-

Description of competition: A team has 30 seconds for the robot to complete as many tasks as possible. It then has a two-minute period when the robot is “driven” with a joystick by a teammate. In the final 30 seconds, the robot is still driven, and it must either push a bowling ball into a designated area or push it uphill. Goals: To design and build a robot that can successfully compete in regional competitions.

Grant Portune (11) Josh Reichman (9)

Elizabeth Worsham (12) Thomas Worsham (10)

Is your iPod in need of a Party Rock shuffle? Never fear, The Roar is here with your monthly music mix-up. The following is a list of LHS’s favorite SOTM (songs of the moment) that your classmates are bumpin’ to blast away the back-to-school blues:

“It Girl” by Jason Derulo – Joey Oberholzer (12) “She Will” by Lil Wayne feat. Drake – Jessie Cottrell (10) “Don’t Let Me Fall” by B.O.B. – Giovanna Panepinto (9) “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It)” by Aaron Carter – Clarissa Weyman and Christina Palmer (12) “I’m Like a Bird” by Nelly Furtado – Brian Conner (10) “Swang” by Sam Adams – Kristen Bisig (11) “Give Me Everything” by Pitbull feat. Nayer, Ne-Yo & Afrojack – Bailey Stafford (9) “Tonight, Tonight” by Hot Chelle Rae – Megan Cullen (12) “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster the People – Mitchell McFarland (10) “Lighters” by Bad Meets Evil feat. Bruno Mars – Anna Vuyk (9) “Brighter Than the Sun” by Colbie Caillat – Marguerite Strong (12) “Donald Trump” by Mac Miller – Abigail Gambill (10) “Someone Like You” by Adele – Allison Shaw (11) and Leeza Wittmer (9) “Set Fire to the Rain” by Adele – Jessica Duncan (12) “Orange Juice” by OFWGKTA – Alec Utz (10) “Forever” by Drake – Brittany Miller (9) “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” originally by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – Maggie Stancliff (12) “Lights” (Bassnecter remix) by Ellie Goulding – Clay Sneed (11) “Joyful Noise” by Flame – Austin Worcester (12) “How to Love” by Lil Wayne – Michael Schell (10)

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Caboose Page Editor: Steven Goodman

Sports spotlight With the fall sports season nearing completion, here is a collage of some moments from a great season. (Photographers listed in parentheses.)





1. The runners take off at a boys cross country meet (Carla Weismantel). 2. Loveland fights Lebanon for control of the ball (Ogonna Ononye). 3. Austin Klueh (12), left, jumps high to head the ball in a game against Mason (courtesy of David Burig). 4. The boys soccer team rushes in to help an injured player (Jenna Myklebust). 5. Loveland plans their next move under the Friday night lights (Ogonna Ononye). 6. Sidney Thomas (10) crushes the ball on the volleyball court (Jessica Miller). 7. The girls soccer team huddles around their coach before a game (Mike Moloney). 8. The crowd cheers on Loveland at a home football game (Ogonna Ononye).





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